Commercial Fishing

Louisiana seafood is known around the world for taste, quality and variety. When you enjoy domestic seafood at home or in a restaurant, chances are excellent that it’s from Louisiana. About 70 percent of the seafood harvested off the Gulf Coast is landed in Louisiana, making us the number one supplier of shrimp, oysters, blue crab, crawfish and alligator in the United States and a close second in the harvest of finfish.

The aquatic resources of Louisiana are an important part of the state economy. They provide jobs, income, tax revenue and innovations that protect our beautiful, clean waters. 

In Louisiana, the fisheries management systems in place at both the state and federal level ensure that our fisheries operate sustainably, protecting the long-term health of fish, shellfish, and their ecosystems, as well as the communities and economies that depend upon these resources.